Our many Ideas Roadshow conversations have convinced us that top-level international scholars are, on the whole, a drastically underused resource, as most are very willing to freely offer their views on a wide number of issues so long as they are convinced that the knowledge they provide will not be distorted to support some agenda. This insight, combined with a detailed appreciation of the impact of rapid advances in camera and editing technology, leads to unprecedented opportunities for the creation of a wide range of uniquely engaging, professional-quality, ideas-driven films.
While we are keen to make many films across many different topics in a wide range of formats, the common denominator linking all Ideas Roadshow film projects is a determination to consistently use the power of film to faithfully portray the range of expert perspectives on the topic at hand rather than convince the viewer of any particular position.
By calling our films “explorations” rather than “documentaries”, we highlight our determination to objectively investigate intriguing ideas from a number of different perspectives in order to build a uniquely comprehensive and compelling picture of the key issues involved.
All Ideas Roadshow Films will be available from numerous distribution channels as well as through a new Ideas Roadshow app which will be released in January 2022.
We are currently in production of COVID-19: An Exploratory Window which rigorously investigates many intriguing and essential questions that have typically not been addressed by the media during the coronavirus pandemic, from biological details to public policy to lessons learned. This film aims to offer a critical examination of several key societal issues through explicitly harnessing this uniquely disruptive moment caused by the pandemic.
The film will have 4 main, overlapping sections:
3. Research culture
4. Societal values
In each section, the goal is to objectively re-examine our many associated biases and assumptions through a series of candid expert perspectives.
Expected release: Winter 2022
There is no doubt that Kurt Gödel’s ground-breaking incompleteness theorems have revolutionized our understanding of the philosophical foundations of mathematics, but what, exactly, do they mean? What implications do they have, if any, for mathematics, physics, biology, philosophy or any other discipline? This film aims to shed some valuable light on those very questions.
Expected release: Spring 2022
Machiavelli is widely considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of all time. But why, exactly? And how? In this film, we’re determined to go beyond pat stereotypes and objectively explore Machiavelli’s wide-ranging writings and turbulent intellectual legacy both within, and beyond, the context of his life and times.
Expected release: Winter 2023